Pine Siskin

Hey guys, welcome back. Today's bird is a little winter finch; the pine siskin. This plucky little finch is an irruptive species. I know I've talked about irruption before but essentially, it means they can be very plentiful some winters, and completely absent other winters. Most migrations are spurned by food sources. Most birds fly... Continue Reading →

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

Hey guys, welcome back! The Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. Can you get a more stereotypical bird name than that? I mean it sounds like a made up bird that someone that doesn't know anything about birds would come up with! But it is, in fact, a real bird. It's one of a number of species of sapsucker,... Continue Reading →

Dark-eyed Junco

Hey guys, welcome back! Today, a sparrow that defies the stereotype that sparrows are just "little brown jobs," the Dark-eyed Junco. Although it is in the sparrow family, this little bird certainly doesn't look it! At last, a sparrow that's easy to identify! In terms of looks, yes it's not a plethora of striped browns... Continue Reading →

Brown Creeper

Hey guys, welcome back! Brown Creeper. No it's not a super villain, or what a racist might call a minority stalker, it's a tiny little bird that looks like walking tree bark! Brown Creepers are very small birds that are a mottled brown above, and white below. They have a fairly long, slightly downcurved bill... Continue Reading →

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